Lawrence Bryant, PhD, MPH, BSW, RRT

Best Practices for Working with Same Gender Loving Men Related to Health Disparities, Substance Use Disorders and Treatment

Dr. Bryant brings a plethora of experiences and knowledge dealing with substance use disorders (SUD), HIV/AIDS education, cultural responsiveness, and issues related to race and sexual orientation. He has been successful in developing and implementing a statewide strategic plan for Georgia in response to the opioid and prescription drug overdose epidemic. As a result of this formative work, Dr Bryant received a grant to do a multi-cultural needs assessment among vulnerable populations in support of the Statewide Strategic Plan from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Dr Bryant has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of HIV/AIDS, homophobia, racism, and tobacco use prevention, and has been a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) for over 45 years, fighting on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a part-time Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University and Capella, University, Dr Bryant teaches courses in SUD, health and wellness and does research and training in the areas of SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Dr Bryant is a sought-after speaker and presenter at the national and international levels and on August 16th, 2021, celebrated 29 years in recovery. He currently is with the Opioid Response Network (ORN) as an Advance Implementation Specialist (AIS), providing technical assistance, trainings, and education in the areas of SUD, DEI, technical assistance, anti-racism, and tobacco prevention for individuals and organizations